Raising awareness of the health risks associated with smoking

No Smoking Day is on 13th March this year and is a National Awareness Day to help smokers quit and to raise awareness of the health risks associated with smoking. Research shows that smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, can cause many diseases, and overall,...

Eye damage: can heavy smoking impair vision?

Researchers have taken a closer look into eye damage, by understanding the detrimental effects of what chronic smoking can have on spatial and colour vision. Appearing in Psychiatry Research, the research has found that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can cause...

The youngest smoke more 

An increasing number of children under 15 years old have started to smoke during the last 40 years in Europe. Researchers have looked at 120,000 people from 17 European countries and one of the questions asked was when they started smoking between 1970 and 2009. The...

EU Health Award for NGOs 

The 2018 EU Health Award for NGOs Working to Prevent Tobacco Use has now closed. The first prize of €20,000 was awarded to the Irish Cancer Society for the innovative social dimension of their campaign, the peer-to-peer approach, tackling also vulnerable groups in...